6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive
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Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Bathhouse Row, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and then stop by Bathhouse Soapery. On the next day, gain insight at Garland County Library, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip planner.

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in September, Hot Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Stuttgart

— 1 night
Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and then stop by Mack's Prairie Wings.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hot Springs to Stuttgart by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along River Market District, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then admire the natural beauty at The Bernice Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Little Rock online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Little Rock takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Bentonville

— 2 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then buy something for everyone on your list at Northwest Arkansas Mall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bentonville journey app.

Getting from Little Rock to Bentonville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Little Rock in September, plan for little chillier days in Bentonville, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.